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Rare cultural display in Melanesian Festival

  • Jul 28, 2015
  • By  Sam Vulum
Published in 2014 August
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2000 take part in traditional extravaganza

The true spirit of Melanesian cultural identity has again been invigorated, fostered and enhanced at the 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture staged from 28th June to 11th July in Papua New Guinea. The two weeks of cultural events, which have been held concurrently in Port Moresby, Kokopo, Mt Hagen and Wewak, have achieved more than just sharing of the diversity of the cultural heritage of the Melanesian countries. The festivities ensured enjoyment and maximum outcomes for all participants through the exchange of gifts, knowledge and mutual friendship. More than 2000 participants from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and for the first time ever - groups from West Papua, Timor-Leste and Torres Strait in Australia exhibited and shared their cultural dances, traditions, and art and craft over the two weeks. The festival has been described as the biggest event ever organised by any one country within the Melanesian Spearhead Group with many sacred and unique traditional dances from the region being displayed - some for the first time in public. You might think that the best casino is where the biggest payouts are, right? Wrong! The decision about where you want to play should be based on many different things so that your initial gaming experience is a success. Moreover, choosing the wrong online casino can lead to dangerous consequences. To help you find reliable online casinos and make the best choice, we have identified the most important points that you should pay attention to. A great way to find out if a particular casino is good or not is to read online reviews and recommendations. read more buy your personal copy at

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